|How often do you replace your SS/Fixte chain? nm||MB1|
Nov 19, 2002 9:23 AM
|All the time||Alex-in-Evanston|
Nov 19, 2002 1:15 PM
|I break the chain so often to add and remove links that I just don't trust it for more than 6 months or so. SRAM PC58 chains are less than $15 - cheap enough that it's worth the piece of mind.
I know this is a fixed gear forum, but how long do your bmx freewheels last?
|I get about 1500-2000 miles ...||Humma Hah|
Nov 19, 2002 1:43 PM
|I've taken to never lubing the chain, just replacing it when it gets a little loose. I used to lube with Mobil 1 5W30.
I replace WAY before there's enough stretch in the chain to measure. I find that a chain becomes unreliable, and prone to getting derailled, if it gets flexy side-to-side. Derailleur chains are SUPPOSED to do that, but 1/8" SS chains set up for a straight chainline are NOT.
If a chain starts to snag a little on me, its time to listen to it. Let it go, and it'll sooner or later try to derail, jam, and toss you on the ground.
|Good question, BMX freewheels don't last long||Dave Hickey|
Nov 19, 2002 3:36 PM
|I'm averaging about 700 miles on mine. I'm using a standard Shimano BMX freewheel. After about 400 miles, I'm lubing the thing before every ride. Has anyone tried ACS freewheels?|
|ACS are no better||Alex-in-Evanston|
Nov 20, 2002 8:08 AM
|Shimano and ACS have been equally lousy in my experience. White Bros. has a new freewheel on the market for about 5 times the price of Shimano or ACS. I don't know of anyone who's tried it yet.
|Do you have any info on the White Bros freewheel?||Dave Hickey|
Nov 20, 2002 10:05 AM
|I can't find anything. I'll pay if it lasts.|
|I was wrong, it's White Industries.||Alex-in-Evanston|
Nov 20, 2002 11:27 AM
|Check out the link below. A woman from White Industries was on the single speed forum at mtbr.
|It works out to about every 3,000 miles.||Gregory Taylor|
Nov 20, 2002 6:25 AM
|I use one of those Park "Chain Checker" tools. Not the most finely calibrated instrument on the planet, but it works. I use SRAM PC58 chains with the handy connector link. Never had a problem.
I'm on my fourth chain with my current rear cog. The last time around the chain was way noisy, so I broke out the die grinder and touched up the teeth on the cog. Works like a champ.
Noisy freewheel? Check out last month's (not the current issue) Dirt Rag...they had an article on overhauling and relubing BMX freewheels. It may be on their website.